Children: The Greatest Gift

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

I wish there was a 100% guarantee that if I raise my kids right, they will never stray from the Lord. But there is no such guarantee. You can’t make your children serve God. They have a free will just like you do. God doesn’t twist our arm and make us serve him. We are not robots. Now, if you train your children properly and raise them according to the Bible, they will have a much better shot than someone who doesn’t. I think this scripture is not saying that they will never stray from God. But I believe if we will do our best to raise them for Jesus, He will never stray from them. He will patiently work on them the rest of their lives.


Do you have an older child away from God? Never give up on them. Pray diligently and expect the Holy Spirit to work on their hearts. He will do it if you pray. I prayed for my father to be saved for 10 years. It seemed at times like nothing was happening. But God was working a plan. I’ll never forget the day my mom called me and told me she had led him to the Lord that day. Pray and keep believing. God is working on your children or family member behind the scenes.


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